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A Perfect Proposal

By Katie Fforde
  • ISBN Code: : 1407087916
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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_________________ ‘Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance.’ AJ PEARCE _________________ Love, honour – and obey? A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Sophie Apperly has spent her whole life pleasing others – but when she realises her family see her less as indispensable treasure and more as general dogsbody, she decides she's had enough. So when an old friend offers her the chance of a lifetime, she decides to swap Little England for the Big Apple, and heads off to the land of opportunity. From the moment Sophie hits the bright lights of Manhattan she's determined to enjoy every minute of her big adventure. And when fate throws her together with Matilda, a spirited grande dame of New York society who invites her to Connecticut for Thanksgiving, she willingly accepts. English-born Matilda is delighted with her new friend – though her grandson Luke, undeniably attractive but infuriatingly arrogant, is anything but welcoming. When Luke arrives in England a few weeks later, Sophie hardly expects him to seek her out .But Matilda has hatched some complicated plans of her own – and so Luke has a proposal to make ...

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In the follow-up to For All Eternity, a perfect scoundrel finds perfect love Lord Quentin Somerville is smitten with society’s most sought-after beauty. But as a debt-ridden second son, he knows his only chance of winning such a prize is to resort to trickery, and he concocts a plan to trap her into marrying him. But his plan to seduce Clarissa Edwardes at a masked ball backfires when he discovers that the woman in his arms isn’t the one he desires. When Clarissa falls ill on the day of the ball, and the costume of her spinster stepsister, Jane Wentworth, meets with disaster, Clarissa hatches a plan of her own: Jane must go to the masquerade disguised as Clarissa. As planned, Jane is mistaken for Clarissa by everyone, including Quentin. Jane, who is secretly in love with Quentin, is thrilled by his notice. When her daring charade leads to a stolen kiss, she isn’t prepared for his passionate response—or for the ensuing scandal. With Jane’s honor compromised, Quentin proposes under the threat of being cut off by his father. Furious at being deceived, the young noble vows to continue his dissolute life in London and banishes Jane to his dreary estate in Worcestershire. But he underestimates the charms—and determination—of his wife, who has plans of her own.

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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071785884
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 963
  • Pdf File: perfect-phrases-for-business-proposals-and-business-plans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether it’s writing a proposal, motivating employees, or reaching out to customers, the Perfect Phrases series has the tools you need for precise, effective communication. Distilling complex ideas into specific phrases that diplomatically and honestly depict the concepts at hand, this invaluable series provides: The best techniques to communicate messages and goals in business letters and proposals Tips for bringing out the best in every employee in every business Dialogues and scripts to practice interactions with customers or employees— tailorable to any industry or company culture Phrases for each step of the sales process

How to Publish Your PhD

By Sarah Caro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 0857026569
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: how-to-publish-your-phd.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How to Publish Your PhD is the first book to provide emerging researchers with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to publishing their research. Drawing on nearly twenty years in the book business Sarah Caro explains in a clear and accessible way the key issues facing the would-be author. Within the context of today's fast changing world where new technologies and increasing globalization continue to impact on academia and the world of academic publishing, key issues are discussed ranging from whether publishing your PhD is always the best way to enhance your career prospects to whether you should focus on journals or books. A wealth of practical information and advice is included on: choosing a publisher revising your thesis putting together a proposal surviving the review process negotiating a contract working with your publishers marketing department. The book is designed to be an easy to use, one stop guide with examples, chapter summaries and further reading. It will be an invaluable resource for emerging researchers across the broadest range of the humanities and social sciences and for all those teaching and advising them, in Europe and the US. 'Every PhD student should buy a copy of How to Publish your PhD before and not after they enrol for a doctoral degree. Informative, practical and insightful, Sarah Caro will become the mentor of every successful PhD student. A mine of information and practical advice, this text is the definitive nuts-and-bolts manual on how to do it. A safe and sure guide' - Bryan S. Turner, Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor, Wellesly College

Beyond This Horizon

By Robert A. Heinlein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625793146
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 176
  • Pdf File: beyond-this-horizon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Utopia has been achieved. For centuries, disease, hunger, poverty and war have been things found only in the histories. And applied genetics has given men and women the bodies of athletes and a lifespan of over a century. They should all have been very happy.... But Hamilton Felix is bored. And he is the culmination of a star line; each of his last thirty ancestors chosen for superior genes. Hamilton is, as far as genetics can produce one, the ultimate man. And this ultimate man can see no reason why the human race should survive, and has no intention of continuing the pointless comedy. However, Hamilton's life is about to become less boring. A secret cabal of revolutionaries who find utopia not just boring, but desperately in need of leaders who know just What Needs to be Done, are planning to revolt and put themselves in charge. Knowing of Hamilton's disenchantment with the modern world, they have recruited him to join their Glorious Revolution. Big mistake! The revolutionaries are about to find out that recruiting a superman is definitely not a good idea.... With an all new afterword by Tony Daniel. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Perfect Match

By Katie Fforde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1409037088
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 600
  • Pdf File: the-perfect-match.pdf

Book Short Summary:

_________________ ‘Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance.’ AJ PEARCE _________________ Three years ago, Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane. Now she has a new job she loves, selling houses in the Cotswold countryside. And her boyfriend, Nevil, has just proposed. They're just right for each other, Bella tells herself. So why doesn't she feel happier? Then Dominic turns up unexpectedly. And Bella begins to ask herself whether Nevil really is her perfect match after all... Country cottages, romance, humour and making dreams come true: a wonderfully romantic novel from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of A Vintage Wedding, A Rose Petal Summer and A Springtime Affair _________________ The whole world loves Katie Fforde's work: 'Like a good wedding, it will leave you wiping away the tears' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' RED 'Katie’s writing is life-enhancing and, like the love affairs, delicious. I enjoyed every minute!'ELIZABETH BUCHAN 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' DAILY MAIL 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' HEAT 'Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches' SUNDAY TIMES 'Effortlessly lovable, warm and fun' CLOSER 'Curl up on the sofa with this book and dream ... delightful' THE LADY 'Deliciously enjoyable' WOMAN AND HOME 'Uplifting and delightful' HOT BRANDS COOL PLACES

Ask a Manager

By Alison Green
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0399181822
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: ask-a-manager.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic but firm way.”—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Back to the Bedroom

By Janet Evanovich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061797553
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: back-to-the-bedroom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For months he’d thought of her as the Mystery Woman, draped in a black velvet cloak, with outrageous red curls, flawless skin, and carrying a large, odd case — but the night David Dodd saw a helicopter drop a chunk of metal through the roof of his lovely neighbor’s bedroom, he got to meet the formidable and delightful Katherine Finn at last! Rescuing damsels and fixing roofs was dangerous work, he told her, and at the very least he deserved a kiss — didn’t he? Kate couldn’t argue with Dave’s logic, but how could she, the driven concert musician with more commitments than hours in the day, be falling head over heels for a likeable cuddler who seemed to be drifting through life? No one had ever made her feel as cherished or desirable, and she’d never had so much fun, but even though her eccentric boarder, Elsie, assured her that where Kate was concerned Dave had plenty of ambition, could she really love a guy who was just smart, sexy and rich?

Effective Planning Strategies and Proposal Writing

By Salene J. Cowher,Larry S. Dickson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Book Code : 0761849777
  • Total of Pages : 102
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 323
  • Pdf File: effective-planning-strategies-and-proposal-writing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides a comprehensive review of planning strategies and related concepts, including leadership and the role of the helping professional as 'change agent.' The text presents material in a straightforward manner that is intended to make planning accessible and provides examples from the field.

Understanding Government Contract Source Selection

By Margaret G. Rumbaugh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Book Code : 1567263119
  • Total of Pages : 538
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 763
  • Pdf File: understanding-government-contract-source-selection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Your Go-to Resource for Government Contract Source Selection! From planning to protest and all the steps in between, Understanding Government Contract Source Selection is the one reference all government acquisition professionals and contractors should keep close at hand. This valuable resource provides straightforward guidance to ensure you develop a firm foundation in government contract source selection. Government acquisition professionals can reference this book for guidance on: • Preparing the acquisition and source selection plans • Drafting evaluation criteria and proposal preparation instructions • Creating a scoring plan and rating method • Drafting the RFP and SOW • Conducting a pre-proposal conference • Preparing to receive proposals and training evaluators • Evaluating technical, management, and cost proposals • Avoiding protest Contractors can reference this book for guidance on: • Selling to the federal government • Reviewing a draft RFP and providing comments • Participating in a pre-proposal conference • Preparing a proposal that complies with RFP requirements • Developing a strategy for teaming agreements, subcontracts, and key personnel • Negotiating a contract • Getting the most out of post-award debriefings • Filing a protest PLUS! Understanding Government Contract Source Selection provides a source selection glossary, an extensive case study, and sample proposal preparation instructions in the appendices to help you navigate the federal competitive source selection process. This complete guide is an indispensable resource for anyone striving to build their knowledge of government contract source selection!

A Good Wife

By Samra Zafar,Meg Masters
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443454877
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 960
  • Pdf File: a-good-wife.pdf

Book Short Summary:

She faced years of abuse after arriving in Canada as a teenage bride in a hastily arranged marriage, but nothing could stop Samra Zafar from pursuing her dreams At 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 and had to leave behind her family in Pakistan to move to Canada. Her new husband and his family promised that the marriage and the move would be a fulfillment of her dream, not a betrayal of it. But as the walls of their home slowly became a prison, Samra realized the promises were empty ones. In the years that followed she suffered her husband’s emotional and physical abuse that left her feeling isolated, humiliated and assaulted. Desperate to get out, and refusing to give up, she hatched an escape plan for herself and her two daughters. Somehow she found the strength to not only build a new future, but to walk away from her past, ignoring the pleas of her family and risking cultural isolation by divorcing her husband. But that end was only the beginning for Samra. Through her academic and career achievements, she has gone on to become a mentor and public speaker, connecting with people around the world from isolated women in situations similar to her own, to young schoolgirls in Kenya who never allowed themselves to dream to men making the decisions to save for their daughters’ educations instead of their dowries. A Good Wife tell her harrowing and inspiring story, following her from a young girl with big dreams, through finding strength in the face of oppression and then finally battling through to empowerment.

Engaged in Murder

By Nancy J. Parra
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698135016
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 883
  • Pdf File: engaged-in-murder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There’s no planning for murder… Event planner Pepper Pomeroy is making the most of her current unemployment by arranging a surprise for her sister, Felicity. Warren, Felicity’s boyfriend, plans to lure his lovely lady into a private jet, propose, and whisk her away on a romantic vacation. He just needs Pepper to handle all the fine details in order to make it the perfect proposal—and it is. Everything goes so well when Warren pops the question that he suggests Pepper do this sort of thing professionally. But before she can get her new business off the ground, there are some disturbing questions. Like who’s the dead guy Pepper finds in the ladies’ room of the jet hangar? Is it possible Felicity’s high-flying fiancé has been hiding more than the engagement ring? Pepper’s not married to the idea of having a criminal in the family, so in order to protect her sister, she takes off in pursuit of a killer…

Restoring Grace

By Katie Fforde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446428443
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: restoring-grace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Love makes the world go round. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of A Wedding in the Country and A Springtime Affair. 'Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance.' AJ PEARCE _________________ Ellie Summers' life is unravelling. Finding herself pregnant - and her sexy but idle boyfriend Rick less than enthusiastic about parenthood - she needs a plan. Fast. Grace Soudley's life is also coming apart at the seams - her only security is the beautiful yet crumbling old house she was left by her godmother. But unless she can find a fortune, Luckenham House will disintegrate around her. When Ellie and Grace meet, the two very different women find they can help each other out. Ellie needs a place to stay; Grace needs a lodger. Both of them need a friend. But then the disconcertingly engaging Flynn Cormack arrives on the scene, apparently determined to help. And when Grace discovers some beautiful painted panels hidden behind the tattered dining-room curtains, the whole business of restoration starts to get serious... ________________ Praise for Katie Fforde 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' Heat 'Delicious' Sunday Times